NGO Recruitment’s NFP Hiring insights and salary snapshot 2022

Program Coordinator

Organisation Name The Front Project
Location Melbourne
Date Posted 2023-03-09
Job Type Part-time
Job Number 1006222
  • Join a creative social enterprise achieving better outcomes for children
  • Support sector leaders to become catalysts for change and innovation
  • Newly created role - p/time 0.6 or 0.8 on offer; 12-month fixed term contract


The Organisation
The Front Project is a social enterprise that has been designed to improve the access and quality of early education for all children, especially those experiencing vulnerability.  Crucially, the Front Project recognise the impact early childhood teachers and educators have on the children they teach.
The Apiary is a collective impact initiative that builds the capacity of leaders to innovate across organisations and jurisdictions. The program supports its Fellows to build a holistic view of the early learning system and bring about positive change for children.

Benefits & Culture
  • Work with creative colleagues who are committed to impact in the early childhood sector
  • Hybrid work from home + contemporary shared office in Melbourne CBD
  • Professional development opportunities
  • One wellness day provided per quarter
  • Values driven with social impact vision

The Role
In this newly created position, you will report into the Senior Manager, the Apiary Fellowship. You will be responsible for supporting the implementation of the Apiary’s strategic and programmatic activities that delivers quality experiences for the participants and enable the fellowship’s engagement with the general public.
Responsibilities include: 
  • End to end event management for all Apiary events and conferences including sourcing venues, catering, AV and developing run schedule etc.
  • Support and coordination of innovation working groups, minute taking and documenting processes
  • Travel coordination and expense management
  • Developing and distributing program materials (e.g., handbooks, newsletters, blogs), agendas and reports

Skills Required
You are a highly motivated and adaptable professional who has worked in a program coordination, event management or volunteer management role, ideally within early childhood, community services, start-ups or similar like-minded organisations. Your communication and stakeholder engagement skills are second to none and you have demonstrated experience effectively building relationships and liaising with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
Importantly you can demonstrate:
  • Impeccable organisational skills: ability to meet deadlines, manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Copy writing, editing and proof-reading skills, including contribution of content to online platforms
  • Ability to work autonomously but also collaborate in a team
  • Foundational knowledge of early childhood education, innovation practices or collective impact would be advantageous but not essential. Your thirst for continued learning will enable you to get up to speed quickly and effectively.

If you want to play a role in supporting leaders in early learning drive better outcomes for children, then apply now by submitting your resume together with your cover letter addressing the key skills required. Alternatively, please call Anna Skeels on 03 8080 8978 for a further discussion.

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

NGO Recruitment values equitable recruitment practices and is committed to representing candidates reflective of the diverse organisations and communities we work with. We welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds, ages, and identities, and are happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs. If you are interested in this position and have most of the skills or experience we are looking for, please go ahead and apply.

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.